Clay Aiken – Making a Difference In The World

It’s important that I make a difference in some way. It’s not necessarily how I make a difference, but I want to make sure that I do.

~ Clay Aiken (born 1978);

American singer, actor, author and humanitarian.

 

The world is not interested in what we do for a living. What they are interested in is what we have to offer freely – hope, strength, love and the power to make a difference!

 ~ Sasha Azevedo (born 1978);
Entertainer

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.

 ~ Helen Keller (1880-1968);
Author, Lecturer, Activist

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.

 ~Dr. Jonas Salk (1914-1995);
Physician, Discovered Eponymous Vaccine For Polio

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.

~ Barbara Bush (born 1925);
Wife Of The 41st President Of The United States

We can choose to be affected by the world or we can choose to affect the world.

~ Heidi Wills – Author

Go out into the world and do good until there is too much good in the world.

~ Larry H. Miller – Businessman, Philanthropist

I’m through accepting limits ‘cuz someone says they’re so. Some things I cannot change, but ’til I try I’ll never know. ~Lyrics from the song Defying Gravity, found in the musical Wicked

~ Stephen Schwartz (born 1948);
Musical Theater Lyricist And Composer

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Comments

  1. Clay's quote certainly fits right in with all of these "Outstanding" quotes of all very special people
    who have contributed greatly to our life. Amazing and thought provoking photos of Clay – every
    single one shows just what a loving and inspirational man he has been and continues to be.
    And all the while, never loses his "humility"!

    Musicfan – Thankyou for always keeping Clay right up there where he belongs!!

  2. I would also add vocal activist to Clay's descriptive accomplishments. He certainly is a difference maker who wears many hats (in a real sense as well). An all around good guy, worthy of praise, not disrespect. So sad that many in the media delight in disparaging his name with innuendo and negativity, while his good works seem to be forgotten by the wayside. The above photos show only a small part of his ongoing activity in making that difference in this world. Hopefully, the day is near when it will all turn around for Clay. Meanwhile, he will continue to have my support.

    Enjoyed the blog musicfan. Great topic as usual.

    • Thank you…you are right…vocal activist is certainly a part of who Clay is.

      I know "NOTHING" but I just have a feeling that things will turn around for Clay very soon.

  3. Clay Aiken does what is right for the right reason – because it is the right thing to do. While so many others do it for the publicity, Clay very quietly does what is right without the accolades – because it is meaningful to him to make a difference.

  4. Clay is a great humanitarian. We all know that Clay does his work because he cares. He wants to make a difference…and he certainly has. I am very proud to be a fan of such a special person.

  5. Clay's statement is something he sure follows through on. All of his many huminitartian efforts that he's so passionate about make me so proud to be his fan and to support him.

  6. Musicfan, I hope your feeling about things turning around for Clay comes true. But, I also know that even if things don't turn around the way we want them to, Clay Aiken will not be deterred. He will go right on quietly making a difference–and as Sue said, he'll do it because it is right.

    I loved all of the quotes.

  7. Thank you so much of the pictures of Clay and the quotes. Not only does he talk the talk but also walks the walks. It is very clear that this is a very important part of his life to him. He is a good person who does things not for the publicity or praise, but because they are right and needed in this world.

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